2018 Goals… Not Resolutions

First and foremost… Happy New Year!

2018 is going great so far. We didn’t do anything crazy on New Year’s Eve…just stayed home and relaxed and then slept in the next morning. It was awesome.

I don’t usually set resolutions. Only because I feel like resolutions never stick. But I do set goals. And not just at the beginning of the year. But since I just had a baby and enjoyed myself a little too much over the holidays… I thought I’d use the New Year to set some goals for myself.

It’s no secret that I’ve slacked off a lot on my workouts. I don’t remember the last time I’ve lifted weights. And I haven’t been eating the healthiest. In fact, I think I’ve developed a bit of a sweet tooth over the course of both pregnancies that just never went away.

So it’s a no brainer that my first 2 goals are:

1) Get my eating habits back on track

2) Get in 4-5 workouts a week

So to help me ease back into the fitness groove again, I turned to the fitness program that helped me get into shape the last time – Tone It Up. So for the first week of 2018, I did a 5-Day Detox. To get ready for their Love Your Body Challenge which starts tomorrow. For the next 6 weeks, I will be following their nutrition plan and workout routines at home. And then hopefully after that, I can renew my gym membership and start weight lifting again. Sounds like a good plan, right? Ok, fingers crossed 🤞.

Next on my list:

3) Get my toddler potty trained

I had planned to accomplish this at the start of my maternity leave. You know, before I had the baby. Because it would be easier since it was just Ella and I, one on one, for like 4 weeks before Everly came along. But I was soooo pregnant, soooo tired, and it was soooo hot so I postponed it till later before I went back to work. Looking back, I should have done it then. Because now my toddler is showing some resistance towards the porcelain throne and won’t go near it. But, in my defense, I heard that toddlers tend to regress after a new sibling enters the picture so it could have ended being a waste of time if I had to do it all over again anyway.

Anybody got potty training tips or best practices they’d like to share with me?

And lastly:

4) Give more love to my blog and linked social media

5) Work towards becoming a mom-preneur – whatever that may be!

#4 is always ongoing. I try. I really do. All the mom bloggers (and dad bloggers) out there serve as my inspiration. Like seriously. I don’t know how they manage to blog/vlog frequently enough while raising kids but I am in awe of their ability to do so.

As for my mompreneurship goals… I’m still trying to figure it all out. I know I want to eventually be able to stay at home with my babies. But I’d also like to be able to do something while I’m home raising my girls. Something that involves blogging, social media, and fashion. I’ve got ideas…but it’s all a matter of working out the details. Once it’s all dialed, I’m going to run with it and see where it goes!

Anyway… that’s that. My goals. Not too much. Not too crazy. Totally realistic. And definitely not impossible.

Here’s to you 2018 🥂

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